The Myths Portfolio is one of Andy Warhol’s most sought after collections. Andy Warhol’s Myths collection contains ten screen prints of iconic mythical figures, including The Shadow, Uncle Sam and Howdy Doody, among many others.
From the 1960’s on, Andy Warhol exhibited an unerring sense for the powerful motifs of his time – contemporary images that capture the modern imagination as completely as the gods and goddesses of ancient mythology once did.
In Myths, he was referring not to remote civilizations, but to the beginnings of the cinema and the imaginary characters loved and recognized by millions all over the world. Most images in Warhol’s Myths series are taken from old Hollywood films or 1950’s television and portray the universal view of America’s once enchanted and powerful past.